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News, The Snitch Great Success: Cyclists' Sensible Yet Illegal Behavior Rewarded (With Bike Lane)

Great Success: Cyclists' Sensible Yet Illegal Behavior Rewarded (With Bike Lane)

As anyone living west of Divisadero will tell you, navigating Page Street in the morning can be hairy. Traffic often backs up for blocks as you head down a long hill on the approach to Octavia Boulevard, where cars line…
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News, The Snitch Illegal Sunday Parking in the Mission Could Soon Last All Damn Weekend

Illegal Sunday Parking in the Mission Could Soon Last All Damn Weekend

If you’re steamed about illegal parking in the Mission on Sunday mornings, good news: You might soon see it on Saturdays and Fridays, too. Somehow, constant community grousing about churchgoers parking their cars on the medians week in and…
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News, The Snitch "Behemoths of Eviction": Inside the Public Meeting that Made Tech Buses Permanent

"Behemoths of Eviction": Inside the Public Meeting that Made Tech Buses Permanent

With a chorus of “ayes,” the San Francisco Metro Transit Authority’s Board of Directors made the Google Bus — and all of its cousins, great and small — a permanent part of the city landscape. You’d have to be…
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News, The Snitch Airbnb's Cancelled Ads Draw Campaign Finance Complaint

Airbnb's Cancelled Ads Draw Campaign Finance Complaint

Airbnb's passive aggressive ad campaign about the $12 million in hotel tax that its guests contribute to the city's coffers each year was almost universally reviled, but was it illegal?  That's the contention of the company's opponents in the bitter…
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News, The Snitch Airbnb Apologizes For Passive Aggressive Ads on Muni Shelters (UPDATED)

Airbnb Apologizes For Passive Aggressive Ads on Muni Shelters (UPDATED)

Less than two weeks before San Franciscans could vote to severely restrict Airbnb in the short-term rental company's hometown, new ads touting the benefits of the company's tax payments have popped up on Muni bus shelters. Rather than inspiring gratitude,…
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News, The Snitch Streetcar Hit by Lyft Near the Wharf But Keeps On Chuggin'

Streetcar Hit by Lyft Near the Wharf But Keeps On Chuggin'

Muni crashes happen occasionally, but it's not every day…
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News, The Snitch We Already Basically Have Driverless Cars

We Already Basically Have Driverless Cars

Starting today, private drivers can no longer turn onto Market Street between Third and Eight streets. The new restrictions are part of the SFMTA's attempts to improve safety for pedestrians, bikers, and drivers, and make total sense for the…
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News, The Snitch SFMTA Decides Today Whether to Jack Up Parking Rates

SFMTA Decides Today Whether to Jack Up Parking Rates

2015 has seen a rise in Golden Gate Bridge tolls and Muni fares — now you can add another hike to the list: parking. Although it’s not official yet, KQED reports that the SFMTA board is poised to approve a fee…
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News, The Snitch Apple, Google, and Genentech Want Back in on Tech Shuttle Lawsuit

Apple, Google, and Genentech Want Back in on Tech Shuttle Lawsuit

Apple, Google, and Genentech filed a motion in San Francisco Superior Court yesterday to intervene in the ongoing lawsuit against San Francisco's tech shuttle pilot program. The filing claims that the tech corporations "have a direct and substantial interest"…
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News, The Snitch Green Cab Closure Signals More Blood-Letting Ahead

Green Cab Closure Signals More Blood-Letting Ahead

Green Cab, the city's carbon-neutral, worker-owned taxi cooperative, shut its doors Thursday at midnight, the moment its insurance policy runs out. With accidents on the books and ever-diminishing financial reserves, the company has struggled to find a new insurer that…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist San Francisco Bike Coalition Gives Out Free Lights for Cyclists

San Francisco Bike Coalition Gives Out Free Lights for Cyclists

Daylight Savings Time ended on November 1, and while everyone most likely enjoyed the extra hour of sleep, it also means that our morning commutes are now a little lighter and our afternoon commutes are steadily increasing into total…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Fell and Oak Intersection to Get a Pedestrian and Bike-Friendly Makeover

Fell and Oak Intersection to Get a Pedestrian and Bike-Friendly Makeover

One of the sketchiest and scariest sections for pedestrian and bike commuters across the city is about to become a lot safer, after the SFMTA Board of Directors unanimously approved (7-0) the Oak Street and Fell Street Pedestrian and…
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News, The Snitch Local Cabbies Worry Taxis Will Become San Francisco's Next Endangered Species

Local Cabbies Worry Taxis Will Become San Francisco's Next Endangered Species

It was an unusual sight outside City Hall today -- empty cabs, and lots of them! If you've visited San Francisco for even a few hours on a Saturday night, then you already know how irksome it is to track down…
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News, The Snitch California Law Now Says You Can Park for Free at Broken Meters

California Law Now Says You Can Park for Free at Broken Meters

To those city drivers dragged into teeth-grinding anguish by this morning's KQED report that SFMTA is hiring 14 new meter maids to take your money, there's some soothing news coming out of Sacramento: Free parking at broken meters is now…
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News, The Snitch Central Subway: House Votes to Block Funding. Delays Could Cost Muni Millions

Central Subway: House Votes to Block Funding. Delays Could Cost Muni Millions

For years, proponents of the Central Subway have portrayed the eventual approval and construction of the 1.7-mile, $1.6 billion rail line as a done deal. It certainly didn't feel that way on Friday. An amendment authored by Rep. Tom McClintock…
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News, The Snitch Muni Logos We'd <i>Like</i> to See (PIX!)

Muni Logos We'd Like to See (PIX!)

Last week, we reported how the new logo for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency managed to be both boring and unoriginal. As you can see above, the MTA's self-applied symbol is eerily similar to a mark created two years…
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News, The Snitch Muni: "Glad Bag Bus" Yanked Out of Service

Muni: "Glad Bag Bus" Yanked Out of Service

Today's cover story is about Muni's broken vehicles and the broken system that leads mechanics to "fix" them with plastic bags, duct tape, and rubber bands. The rolling symbol of Muni's long-term neglect of maintenance needs is Coach No. 5427,…
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News, The Snitch Frustrated Drivers Launch New Website to Oppose More Parking Meters

Frustrated Drivers Launch New Website to Oppose More Parking Meters

Do you ever feel like San Francisco has more and more parking meters to feed? And what about that parking anxiety that bubbles up, making you too nervous to park in a certain neighborhood because you know you will get…
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News, The Snitch 1906 Earthquake: Look at These Awesome New Photos of the Historic Disaster

1906 Earthquake: Look at These Awesome New Photos of the Historic Disaster

As part of the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake, the the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency released these amazing images of one of the city's most devastating tragedies. Check them out:…
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News, The Snitch Occupy My Street: S.F. Woman Starts Petition Against Out-of-Control Parking Tickets

Occupy My Street: S.F. Woman Starts Petition Against Out-of-Control Parking Tickets

Drivers in San Francisco may rightly suspect they are merely rats in a giant SFMTA experiment designed to make them spit up as much money for parking tickets as possible before breaking down and buying a bike. Meeting went 10…
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